Monday August 3rd, 2009

The Cherry & the Pit

A continuing series that highlights books recently acquired by publishing houses for future release. Each post features a book we’re looking forward to, and a book we’re . . . not.

The Cherry:

Daniel Mendelsohn’s Odysseys, a literal and figurative voyage in search of the meanings of the greatest of the Classics, from Homer to Aristophanes and beyond.

The Pit:

Gotham Chopra’s Spirituality for Dogs, written with his father, Deepak Chopra, a moving conversation between a father and son on the spiritual lessons we can draw from our dogs, their loyalty and instincts in particular, and Gotham’s effort to find resonance in the teachings of his father so that he may be able to pass them onto his young son.